Physician Assistant-Primary Care /Urgent Care, Gresham, Oregon

Created 11/21/2020
Reference 126283924
Country United States
State Oregon
City Gresham
Zip 97080
Salary 13.50 USD - Hourly - 200.00 USD - Hourly
Physician Assistant-Primary Care /Urgent Care



US-OR-Gresham

Job ID: 20-14555
Type: Regular Full-Time
Gresham Go Health UC

Overview

We have a very clear mission at Legacy: to make life better for our patients, our community and each other. We show it every day, in everything we do. If your skill and compassion as a physician reflect that mission, you belong at Legacy, making a difference through patient care in our urgent care clinics.

At Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care, we GO above and beyond for our patients, communities and team members to ensure effortless, personal and connected experiences. That's why we partner with the most innovative and integrated health systems and staff our centers with the most knowledgeable providers.

In the Pacific Northwest, we’ve partnered with locally-owned Legacy Health, one of the most respected healthcare networks in the region, creating a substantial network of urgent care centers across Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA. The partnership provides patients with greater access to innovative urgent care through state-of-the-art technology and unique patient access tools, such as online registration and appointment scheduling.

We are seeking an experienced progressive and entrepreneurial Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to provide Primary Care services within our Gresham location, along with Urgent Care over flow.

The Physician Assistant INC is responsible for patient care and administrative duties in the Urgent Care Clinic setting. Under the direction of the Physician Assistant’s Supervising Physician or Designated Agent, provides medical and surgical services to patients of the Urgent Care Clinic(s). Ability to make responsible decisions within the scope of practice as a dependent medical practitioner.



Responsibilities

  1. Assesses the medical condition of patients by obtaining appropriate history and performing physical examinations. Provides additional care including ordering, interpreting and evaluating diagnostic tests. Assumes ongoing responsibility and coordination of care for each patient.
  2. Formulates the medical plan and prognosis based on patient’s condition.
  3. Consults with physician(s) regarding patient healthcare plans and treatment, as necessary.
  4. Orders, interprets and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess the patient’s clinical problems and healthcare needs.
  5. Performs selected invasive procedures for therapeutic and/or diagnostic reasons within scope of validated competence.
  6. Initiates and/or recommends medical drug therapies or other forms of related therapeutic treatments and procedures.
  7. Complies with medical records policies regarding the complete and accurate documentation of patient care. Initiates and maintains required records and legal documents.
  8. Participates in quality improvement activities.
  9. Counsels patients, families and significant others about health and illness, and promotes health maintenance.
  10. Establishes and documents the healthcare plan and prognosis, maintaining records of each case that are sufficiently complete for any physician reviewing them to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan.
  11. Initiates drug therapy, taking responsibility for such therapy when performed before consultation with a physician.
  12. Participates in local, regional and national continuing medical education programs and clinical meetings to maintain medical knowledge base as well as a professional network.
  13. Documents and bills for services promptly with appropriate diagnostic and procedure codes.
  14. Complies with supervisory activities as required by physician assistant accrediting body.
  15. Performs other related work as requested and approved by the supervising physician, site medical director or clinic manager.


Qualifications

Education: Requires Bachelor’s degree and successful completion of a physician assistant program accredited by any of the following accrediting bodies:

-Committee on Allied Health, Education Accreditation of the American Medical Association (CAHEA);

-Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP);

-Accreditation Review Commission on the Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

Experience:

Requires minimum two years direct patient management experience in related setting. Requires knowledge of professional medical practice and care to provide/evaluate patient care. Requires skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine to provide ongoing patient care. Must have excellent communication skills, both verbally and written. Requires proficiency with basic computer skills, knowledge of acute and chronic disease states, administration and prescription of medications, and delivering physical care following a treatment plan.

Licensure/Certification:

  • Current applicable state licensure to practice as a Physician Assistant or ability to obtain licensure upon date of hire.
  • Certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician’s Assistants.
  • Current certification dependent upon specific position to include Basic Life Support (BLS).


PI126283924
Employer Legacy Health

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